Fort Tryon Park: The Remains of a Mansion

I had worked on a tv show north of the city. During the drive to set, we passed by Fort Tryon Park. I noticed some arches by the side of the road and had no idea what they were. So I decided to go up there and take a look. After doing some internet research, I learned that these arches are the remains of the driveway up to the old Billings Mansion, or Tryon Hall. Sadly, the estate burned down in the 1920s and the arches, along with a cottage that was the gatehouse, are all that are left.

The 190th St subway station.

The 190th St subway station.

The corner of the park entrance.

The corner of the park entrance.

The arches seen from above.

The arches seen from above.

The cottage/gatehouse.

The cottage/gatehouse.

Entrance to the park.

Entrance to the park.

The Heather Garden, which we will look at more next week.

The Heather Garden, which we will look at more next week.

The entrance to the driveway. It is blocked off from the West Side Highway.

The entrance to the driveway. It is blocked off from the West Side Highway.

Walking up from the entrance to the arches.

Walking up from the entrance to the arches.

The arches form a nice arcade.

The arches form a nice arcade.

The sun shining into the driveway.

The sun shining into the driveway.

Streetlamps and graffiti are prevalent.

Streetlamps and graffiti are prevalent.

It's a popular path for joggers, despite the brick.

It’s a popular path for joggers, despite the brick.

Another reason for the trip was to recon a setting for a book I am working on.

Another reason for the trip was to recon a setting for a book I am working on.

A view of the arches from the north side.

A view of the arches from the north side.

The trees make for nice camouflage.

The trees make for nice camouflage.

A bench at the base of a cliff looking very story-esque.

A bench at the base of a cliff looking very story-esque.

Stairs that will take us back up to the garden.

Stairs that will take us back up to the garden.

Next week: More of Fort Tryon Park. Everything else south of the Cloisters (since we already covered them).

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel T5i with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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2 Responses to Fort Tryon Park: The Remains of a Mansion

  1. lemanshots says:

    Beautiful pictures of a very interesting place! 🙂

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